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    Hiram F. Gilbert(Author)

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This second edition continues to innovatively review the toughest concepts in biochemistry for maximum comprehension in a short period of time. Unlike conventional texts or review books that stress memorizing facts, BASIC CONCEPTS stresses the mastering of fundamental concepts, so that the reader truly comprehends the material and feels comfortable applying it. Dr. Gilbert uses simple, jargon-free language and award-winning teaching techniques including algorithms, mnemonics and clinical examples.

Do you find biochemistry daunting? If so, this time-saving guide offers all the help you need. Compact, yet comprehensive, the second edition of BASIC CONCEPTS IN BIOCHEMISTRY breaks down the complexities of biochemistry into jargon-free, easy-to-remember steps that show you how biochemistry works. And unline reviews that emphasize memorization of facts, this book helps you master the topics that students find most difficult, building your understanding with explanations in everyday language. You'll comprehend the material and feel more comfortable applying it. Along with enhanced figures, the new edition contains two new chapters - one that outlines the concepts of membranes and membrane proteins, and another that focuses on signal transduction pathways. OTHER FEATURES TO LOOK FOR: Building-block format, providing clear connections between easier and more difficult topics; Empahsis on concepts - not facts - for a handle on any problem; Summary boxes, diagrams, and tables that speed review and clarify key points. BASIC CONCEPTS IN BIOCHEMISTRY has just one goal: to review the toughest concepts in biochemistry in an accessible format so your understanding is thorough and complete. Look for these other BASIC CONCEPTS titles: Cell biology; Embryology; Immunology; Pathology; Pharmacology. McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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  • PDF | 331 pages
  • Hiram F. Gilbert(Author)
  • McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 2 edition (December 7, 1999)
  • English
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  • By Catherine Cheney on December 1, 2016

    This book is in no way meant to replace your textbook, but rather provide a basic introduction and overview of the main topics covered in biochemistry. I found the explanations easy to follow, and that the book included most of the main topics covered in my biochem lectures (granted I'm a medical student and we pretty much just focus on the basics anyways). Reading the relevant chapters from this book gave me a good foundation of understanding that I could build upon and refine with my lecture notes and textbook.Bottom line: This book makes biochemistry very accessible, and I found it a good place to start.

  • By Antonia J on January 2, 2013

    During the course it was great for explaining key steps to the metabolic cycles. However if your looking for something to explain other concepts, it is somewhat lacking. I'm still holding on to it though.

  • By R.S. Anderson on November 18, 2011

    This little book is excellent for grasping the essential concepts of what, otherwise, can be a daunting subject for many. It is worth reading this book before reading the more advanced texts. The latter would be used for hanging ornamental details on the conceptual tree developed by first reading this book.

  • By Jeffry R Clark on April 26, 2013

    Offers very little in the way of how to approach problems.Like reading someone else's notes who doesn't have the same professor.Just regurgitates the underlying concepts in a more confusing way.Informative?? yesRelevant?? somewhatGonna help you pass the class?? NoYou will very little in the way of practice problems. This book may serve for the passive learner, but as educational studies show they make up a small minority of people. For such reasons, im inclined to guess that majority of biochem students' grades will not benefit from reading this book.

  • By Solanum on February 15, 2007

    I did not find this book very helpful at all, and I actually found reading a longer text, such as Voet et al., less time consuming.

  • By . on January 5, 2008

    I was amazed at the price for this paperback. It is interesting in content and a pleasant surprise is the inclusion of thermodynamics/kinetics of enzyme substrate interactions. A nice review for anyone who learned the material once and needs a quick reference but not enough detail for a college exam.Amusingly, I found this book in the JUNIOR section of my public library and the circulation specialist told me it was justified because junior includes up to eighteen years old. I'm still laughing because Biochemistry is an advanced undergraduate course, and the organic chemistry prerequisites for university level is appropriate. The book is useful, but overpriced for a small paperback. It should be no more than $20 new.

  • By Dennis T on June 15, 2006

    for people like me who have short term memory, it's great to be able to remember biochemistry in 10 min.

  • By A customer on November 18, 1999

    Great help for those of us who aren't scientists by nature. If you're struggling with your textbook I recommend this as a good supplement - especially right before exam time! Not detailed enough to skip class though, but worth the time and money.


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